MidDecember

December 15, 2015 § 2 Comments

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Grid

September 20, 2015 § 2 Comments

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Grab your camera and get on the Weekly Photo Challenge grid here.

Weekly Photo Challenge: Today Was a Good Day

August 22, 2015 § 12 Comments

Plein Air painting with twenty artists around downtown Winslow on Bainbridge Island. I created three, 4×6″ post cards with acrylics. It was a very good day!

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taking the tape off - always my favorite part

Taking the tape off is my favorite part.

"Eagle Harbor"

“Eagle Harbor”

"Farmer's Market Hydrangeas"

“Farmer’s Market Hydrangeas”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Orange

March 8, 2015 § 8 Comments

OrangePhotoChallengePierrMorganOrange you glad? Yes!  – xo Pierr

Post Cards On the Loose

August 3, 2013 § Leave a comment

I’m back at it with the paints! Started a mini project I call Post Cards On the Loose. “On the Loose” because I plan to paint outdoors, Plein Air, anywhere, and “Loose” – to remind me to relax, stay loose; big strokes, bold colors, slosh over nit-picking details of my inner critic. “Post Cards” – because they’re small and so much fun to send and surprise a friend.

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The post cards are 4 x 6 inch heavy smooth card stock – 300 lb?? – a boxed set of 100 Penguin book covers (a gift…but you can google for a shop source) – which I gesso with the “World’s Best” Venetian Red gesso by Daniel Smith art supply store in Seattle. They also carry blank post cards with the stamp square etc on one side. Most any art supply store carry the blank post cards…by Strathmore, Grumbacher, Arches… I was able to tape down 6 cards at once (always prepared/hopeful for a burst of amazing prolificness), on a scrap piece of foam board, making it very lightweight and easy to tote around outside. (And look at the blue painter’s tape against that gesso – wow!)

I used acrylic Mural Paints from Icon Poly Studio in Nebraska. Actually used the same palette left over from the Frogs On The Rock project back in June with the young painters at KiDiMu. Didn’t have white with me, but that cotton candy pink mixed for the girls sure works great for clouds and tinting foliage in sunlight.

Port Orchard Bay, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Port Orchard Bay, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Homesteader Cabin, Bainbridge Island, Washington

Homesteader Cabin, Bainbridge Island, Washington

SunDaze

May 9, 2013 § 6 Comments

On the Columbia - Hood River, Oregon - April 24

On the Columbia – Hood River, Oregon – April 24

We’ve been having some crazy warm weather here in the Northwest. Last month while traveling for the school visit in White Salmon, I stayed overnight at Hood River Inn. If you’ve got pets (which I don’t) this is a pretty nifty place to bring them on your trip. They get to bunk with you in your room just like kids. Dogs everywhere. Even on the water.

Sunday it hit 85 on Bainbridge Island. Deliriously balmy. Summer is here at last! Well…that’s what the weather viewer on my computer dashboard led me to believe, showing bright yellow sunballs every day this week with temps in the 70’s etc etc…but Monday morning woke gray and windy and cold as winter – until about 5pm, when the sun stepped out and braised the temp to its high. I always forget. Yes, it’s going to reach the predicted high, yes, there will be sunshine…along about sunset. I’m not complaining, just admitting that it only takes one blazin’ sun daze and I’m an addict.

Camp-NaNoWriMo-2013-Winner-Campfire-Circle-BadgeMost of April was very conducive to writing, however. And in case you were wondering – I did earn my Camp NaNoWriMo badge. 50,150 words. Wheee! May your days be sun daze from here on out. – Pierr

Weekly Photo Challenge: Change

April 12, 2013 § 2 Comments

Bainbridge Island Ferry to Seattle

Bainbridge Island Ferry to Seattle

You gotta get out. See things from a different perspective. I’m behind with my daily word count for Camp NaNo. I know from experience how easy it is to fall back during this month writing challenge, and how crazy hard it can be to catch up. There’s a psychological tweak in the brain where it’s so easy to think – ‘oh, what’s the use?’ – and give up, say to myself – ‘what was I thinking?’  But a walk around the block or a ferry ride off the rock helps me remember everything I love about it. Here I go – to 20,000 before I sleep tonight.

Good luck with yours, too – Pierr

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